WDNY Local News, Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Written by on July 17, 2018

Tueday, July 17 2018

Some big thundrestorms, causing problems as they of rumbled though parts of the area, mainly to the North. There were scattered power outages Monday afternoon and evening,and some trees reported down in Monroe County—but no injuries or serious damage. Calmer and cooler weather is expected through the week

We may be a in a dry weather pattern now, but it wasn’t all that long ago that we have too much rain, which led to a disaster declaration. Now, a deadline for  small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations affected by the spring rain in 2017 to apply for small business administration loans is approaching. The loans are to provide working capital to help those groups recover from that damaging weather across a wide part of upstate New York including Livingston County starting on April 1, 2017. applications must be in by August 13th. We have information about the applications at SBA.gov—and we have put additional information on on the local new page of our website. [SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 , email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.]

The defense takes over today in the Livingston Couonty court trial of Dianne Allen. Judge Robert Wiggins has refused a reques to to toss out the second dgreem manslaughter charge against Allen, who is accused of stabbing her boyfriend Marus Postell, in Fowlerville in November 2016. Proescutiors say Allen killed Postel in a fit of rage, but the defense is expected to argue that Postel was abusive and violent and that Allen was justified in her actions. Monday’s final day for the proecution featured more crime scene evidence and testimony from a neighbor who told the jury he heard noices from the apartment below the night of Postels death. The trial could last into next week.

AARP is offering a way to brush up on driving skills and possibly save on insurance costs . The Smart Driver Course will be held at the Dansville Public Library Thursday Jul 26 & Fri Jul 27 from 12:00 -3:00 pm each day. Registration is required and the program is open to drivers over 18. [Info: call Tom Fellion at 585-335-8935]

A man from Dansville is headed west this week for a very long bike ride to raise money for his church. 63 year old Paul Gangi will be rising the more than 3,000 mile long The Great Divide Mountain Bike Course starting Friday..and the money he rises will go to the Dansville Grace Baptist Church and its project to build a new multi purpose building. The challenging course starts in Jasper, Alberta Canada and winds its way all the way to Antelope Wells New Mexico. Gangi plans to ride 6 days a week, 50 miles a day—meaning the trip cill last into the fall. He’ll be updating his progress on Facebook –and the church website has more information as well.

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